Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas

KabusechaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Tea

Where to Buy: Momo Cha Fine Teas

Tea Description:

Kabusecha, the little sister of Gyokuro, is grown half covered for the last week before harvest which intensifies its sweet components and eliminates any bitterness.  ‘Kabusecha‘ literally means ‘covered tea’ and the leaves do resemble Gyokuro’s emerald green. The taste points in the same direction as well so it makes a great everyday tea for Gyokuro lovers. Its numerous health benefits are only one of the reasons to enjoy it.

Brewing guidelines for Kabusecha

amount of tea / water temperature / brewing time

Use 1 teaspoon per cup (100-150 ml)

  • 1st brew:   70°C / 1 min
  • 2nd brew:  70°C / 15 sec
  • 3rd brew:   80°C / 1 min

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas is today’s tea you see here!  Upon opening the bag of tea I found there to be very dark green, tightly pressed and flat, green tea leaves.  It smelled incredibly fresh…much like sweet grass and unidentifiable herbs that are on the sweeter and slightly minty side.  Once I added water I saw the leaves morph before my eyes!  The flavor of the Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas after it was infused was just as impressive – if not MORE impressive – than the dry leaf experience.  On the tongue – this tea is wonderfully clean, crisp, fresh, and sturdy.  It’s a delicious green tea offering from Momo Cha.  Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas is one to cherish and share with friends!


Mountain Black Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas

high-mountain-black-tea-GTATea Type:
Black Tea

Where To Buy:
Momo Cha Fine Teas

Product Description:

This Taiwanese black tea is grown on plantations at altitudes of over 1850m (6070ft). The altitude and the gentle handling of the leaves gives this tea a unique taste of flowers and honey. Not only the taste but also the smell is from another world.

For all who appreciate fine teas, this can be nothing less but love at first taste. Even people that normally don’t like black tea will find a smile on their face after the first sip of this delicious drop from heaven.

Tasters Review:

The older I get I have been enjoying more and more lovely Black teas from Taiwan.  I’m so blessed to be able to sip on fine teas like this one!  This is a real gem from Momo Cha.  I enjoyed it VERY much!

Right off the bat – I could smell a gentle warm-woodsy aroma.  As it continued to infuse – the chocolate notes popped out a bit more.  From across the room there was a slight floral aroma that added a nice overall touch.   The more you infuse it – the more deep the chocolaty aroma kisses the air.  It’s almost ‘brownie-like’.

It infuses to a medium shade of brown.  As it cools at room temperature – in addition to the other aroma mentioned above – I can also smell some honey and malty notes, too!  This has a wonderful smell to it that just wants me to sip more and more each time I sniff it.

At first taste – I can pick-up on the sweet woodsy, honey, and chocolaty flavors.  The flavor is just as fantastic as the aroma!  This is a wonderful black tea offering.  I love pretty much everything about it.  I can’t think of anything I would change, actually!  It’s quite marvelous!